Skepchick Quickies 5.27


Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Salem’s frauds, hucksters and vultures can’t make a living? Boo f-ing hoo. ‘Psychics’ are an absolute embarrassment to the Human Race, delusional or deliberate. The casual acceptance of this as a ‘profession’ makes my blood boil.

    1. My sentiments EXACTLY. I’m not sure what the lesser of the evils is though – having these con artists out there conning morons, or having them on unemployment & having the tax payers foot the bill. Can’t we send them all to Mars?

  2. Two trials. In one, scientists are accused of failing to have magic powers and of failing to predict the unpredictable. In the other, not guilty by reason of “a ghost told me to do it.”

    “In mitigation David Martin-Sperry said: “The complainant [the mother/victim in the attack] knows her daughter and knows what sort of person she is and has complete faith and trust in her daughter and love for her daughter.”

    Cause like, she would never, ever, ever come to her in the middle of the night and attempt to stab her to death as she slept. Well, yes, she did do that, at first. But the mother had it coming. She had violated the unwritten law. Dimsdale The daughter wanted to let her off, but the mother insisted.

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